Mabon Poem   Leave a comment

Spell to Bring Lost Creatures Home
by Kathleen Raine, “The Year One”, 1952.

Home, home,
Wild birds home!
Lark to the grass,
Wren to the hedge,
Rooks to the tree-tops,
Swallow to the eaves,
Eagle to its crag,
And raven to its stone,
All birds home!

Home, home,
Strayed ones home,
Rabbit to burrow,
Fox to earth,
Mouse to wainscot,
Rat to the barn,
Cattle to the byre,
Dog to the hearth,
All beasts home!

Home, home,
Wanderers home,
Cormorant to rock,
Gulls from the storm,
Boat to the harbour,
Safe sail home!

 

 

 

Children home,
At evening home,
Boys and girls
From the roads come home,
Out of the rain,
Sons come home,
From the gathering dusk,
Young ones home!

Home, home,
All souls home,
Dead to the graveyard,
Living to the lamplight,
Old to the fireside,
Girls from the twilight,
Babe to the breast,
and heart to its haven,
Lost ones home!

Posted June 7, 2015 by Tigira

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